Threat of the Week: What's Really Keeping You Up At Night
DDoS gets the press – “but it’s fraud that gets the attention of our banking executives,” said Lynn Price, an IBM security executive.
That may surprise given the blizzard of headlines Distributed Denial of Service attacks have won, but DDoS, so far, has not typically inflicted money losses. It may have shut down the websites of targeted institutions but it did no more.
The worse news about drive-by attacks is that they download malware to the victim’s computer that will later interact with other sites – such as online banking. And that means credit unions have to be alert to members who arrive with infected computers.
The number two threat, per ENISA, are worms and Trojans, already well familiar to credit unions from the Zeus keylogger Trojan.